5 MB members arrested in Minya
Egyptian policemen - AFP/Khaled Desouky

CAIRO: Five alleged Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested in Minya, Upper Egypt while they were at the Nile Corniche in the governorate for “planning violence,” Youm7 reported.

The group is accused of planning to commit violent acts during the January 25 Revolution anniversary, a security source told Youm7, adding that $46,000 and 50,000 EGP ($6,380,) as well as documents with tasks of “terrorist operations” and torching police and government facilities were seized.

Those arrested include an unnamed former member of parliament, also a convict in the case of raiding Matay police station of Minya, deputy of the head of the group’s administrative office in Minya, an alleged officer of the groups “armed action,” a member of the Brotherhood’s administrative office in Minya and another person, according to the source.

The police has arrested a number of people and searched several apartments in the days leading to the anniversary on Monday to foil potential attacks.

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